Bangladesh umpire banned

  • Last Updated: March 18 2013, 14:48 GMT

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has banned umpire Nadir Shah for 10 years for corruption.

Nadir Shah: 10-year corruption ban for Bangladesh umpire

Shah, who umpired in 40 one-day internationals between 2006 and 2011, was handed the punishment following an investigation by a special inquiry committee.

Shah and other officials from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan were shown allegedly negotiating deals with under-cover reporters to affect the outcome of matches, in footage shown on Hindi-language news channel India TV in October.

"Umpire Nadir Shah will not be considered for a BCB retainer for 10 years," read a BCB statement.

"During this period he will not be eligible for any assignment under the jurisdiction of the BCB."

Shah, a member of the International Cricket Council's panel of umpires, also officiated in three Twenty20 internationals.

"The ICC takes no pleasure from the fact an umpire has been found to have acted inappropriately and sanctioned accordingly, however, the decision reflects the commitment of the ICC and its members to root out corruption from our great sport," said ICC chief executive David Richardson.

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